40 years as an analog circuit designer and electronic system architect, specializing in the entertainment industry, specifically professional audio and video systems. Currently president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers, Inc. www.jensen-transformers.com. Prior jobs with Quad-Eight Electronics (now defunct maker of large recording consoles), Laser Images, Inc. (producer of laser light show "Laserium", and Capitol Records (manager of electronic development engineering). I hold 4 patents and do a lot of technical writing and lecturing at trade shows and universities about the widely misunderstood topic of grounding and ground loops - and the problems they cause. I'm a life fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. I live in Oxnard, CA. In my youth, I was an avid drag racing enthusiast and, with the help of my dad (a mechanic), built a modified 1955 Chevy than ran "C-gas" class and won many trophies.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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